Anthem Blue Cross Increases ‘New to Medicare’ Discount on Medicare Supplement Plan F in California, Making It among the Lowest Introductory Rates in the State

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross has increased its monthly “New to Medicare” discount
in California from $15 a month to $20 a month for the first year in
which members are enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Supplement
Plan F for a total savings of $240 for the year, making it among the
lowest introductory rates for this plan in the state. The discount is
available to those who are 65 or older, within six months of their Part
B effective date and have a coverage effective date starting March 1,
2016, or later.

Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies to cover certain
costs Original Medicare doesn’t, such as copayments, coinsurance and
deductibles. They require participation in Medicare Parts A and B and a
separate premium.

“We’re pleased to increase this discount on Plan F, which is one of our
most popular Medicare Supplement plans,” said Josh Martin, president of
Anthem Blue Cross’ Medicare west region. “Like all Medicare Supplement
plans, it provides predictable costs and the freedom to visit any
Medicare-approved doctor or hospital with no referrals or network
restrictions. And, with this discount, the plan is even more attractive.”

In addition to the first-year discount, members can also save each year
if they pay their annual premium up front, have another household member
on an Anthem Medicare Supplement plan or if they sign up to pay their
premiums electronically through bank draft. Drug, dental, vision and
other benefits are available to accompany the plan for additional costs.
Medicare Supplement plans provide guaranteed coverage for life as long
as the member pays premiums on time and provides accurate information at
the time of application.

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